Robert Lloyd

Columnist

Robert Lloyd has been a Los Angeles Times television critic since 2003. Previously, he held that position at L.A. Weekly, whose music editor and critic he also was for some years, and was the author of the Today column at the late Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. His oral history of “Freaks & Geeks” appeared in the January 2013 issue of Vanity Fair. Sometimes, usually after dark, he masquerades as a musician (credits available on request).

Recent Articles

  • 'Baskets,' FX

    'Baskets,' FX

    ‘The Young Pope,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ and more ‘Star Wars’: 2017 Movie and Television Preview Jan. 16, 2017, 1:30 a.m. Each winter gives way to spring, to hope eternal, to new movies and TV shows to watch while ignoring the fresh flowers and summer breezes and changing foliage of the unforgiving outdoors....

  • Echoes of the world's new dark ages in HBO's 'The Young Pope,' starring Jude Law

    Echoes of the world's new dark ages in HBO's 'The Young Pope,' starring Jude Law

    Having already been a Twitter meme (and aired in its entirety overseas), "The Young Pope" arrives in all its raiment and finery Sunday on HBO. Created, directed and mostly written by Paolo Sorrentino, whose 2013 film "The Great Beauty" gobbled up awards here and elsewhere, the 10-episode series...

  • 'The Handmaid's Tale,' Hulu

    'The Handmaid's Tale,' Hulu

    ‘The Young Pope,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ and more ‘Star Wars’: 2017 Movie and Television Preview Jan. 16, 2017, 1:30 a.m. Each winter gives way to spring, to hope eternal, to new movies and TV shows to watch while ignoring the fresh flowers and summer breezes and changing foliage of the unforgiving outdoors....

  • 'Z: The Beginning of Everything,' Amazon

    'Z: The Beginning of Everything,' Amazon

    ‘The Young Pope,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ and more ‘Star Wars’: 2017 Movie and Television Preview Jan. 16, 2017, 1:30 a.m. Each winter gives way to spring, to hope eternal, to new movies and TV shows to watch while ignoring the fresh flowers and summer breezes and changing foliage of the unforgiving outdoors....

  • Fortunately, this 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' is a series worth watching

    Fortunately, this 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' is a series worth watching

    A couple of years after "Harry Potter" got its hooks into the world, another series of books, ostensibly for children, came calling. "A Series of Unfortunate Events," written by Daniel Handler under the pen name Lemony Snicket, and appearing from 1999 to 2006, tells the story of the Baudelaire...

  • Animated 'Jeff & Some Aliens' is in familiar 'out there' territory

    Animated 'Jeff & Some Aliens' is in familiar 'out there' territory

    A segment sprung or salvaged from the late animated sketch show “TripTank,” “Jeff & Some Aliens” has successfully been magnified to sitcom size. It premieres in its new big form Wednesday on Comedy Central. Co-created by Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli, it features Brett Gelman, a familiar...

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